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Freakonomics

How Safe Is Your Job? A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Economists preach the gospel of “creative destruction,” whereby new industries -- and jobs -- replace the old ones. But in this era of technological wonder, has creative destruction become too ...

How Safe Is Your Job? Full Transcript

[MUSIC: Nicholas Tremulis; “Juju’s Farewell” (from Little Big Songs)]   Richard LIEBERMAN: In terms of home entertainment in the late 19th century and into the 20th century, the piano wa...

Someone Else’s Acid Trip: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

At first glance, Kevin Kelly is a contradiction: a self-described old hippie and onetime editor of hippiedom’s do-it-yourself bible, The Whole Earth Catalog, who went on to co-found Wired magazi...

Someone Else’s Acid Trip Full Transcript

[MUSIC: Greg Ruby Quartet, “Swing for Dudley” (from Look Both Ways)]   Stephen J. DUBNER: It’s time for another edition of our FREAK-quently Asked Questions – that’s when we run a se...

That’s a Great Question! A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Having been at the Freakonomics Radio podcast for a while now, I've noticed a trend. During an interview, you ask someone a question and, before they answer, they say "That's a great question!" Bel...

That’s a Great Question! Full Transcript

[MUSIC: The Diplomats of Solid Sound, “Growin’ In It” (from Destination... Get Down!)] Stephen J. DUBNER: We’ve been doing this show for a while now. And I’ve noticed a trend… [SFX: MON...

Why Doesn’t Everyone Get the Flu Vaccine? Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “Why Doesn’t Everyone Get the Flu Vaccine?” [MUSIC: Danielle French, “Harsh Reality” (from Album Title) Stephen J. DUBNER: W...

Why Doesn’t Everyone Get the Flu Vaccine? A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

What if there were a small step you could take that would prevent you from getting sick, stop you from missing work, and help ensure you won’t play a part in killing babies, the sick, and the eld...

What’s the “Best” Exercise? A Freakonomics Radio Rebroadcast

This week's Freakonomics Radio episode is a rebroadcast of the episode "What’s the "Best" Exercise?" (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or elsewhere, get the RSS feed, or listen via...

Some Other Explanations for Why Public Bathrooms Are the Way They Are

From a podcast listener named Katie McGreer, some really interesting comment on our recent episode “Time to Take Back the Toilet“: I am an avid listener of the Freakonomics podcast and ...